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Thomas R. Lee, 64, of Ottumwa, died at 10:20 p.m. November 1, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
The son of Jim and Leona Lee, Thomas was born May 16, 1953 in Corvallis, OR. He married Zelda Fulton on December 20, 2013.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1971, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Thomas was a carpenter and a P.T.I. driver.
He was a member of Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Surviving is his wife, Zelda; three daughters, Lora Freutrol, Tina Cunningham and Brandy Sharp; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Zetta VanNess of Ottumwa, Julia (Robert) O'Laughlin of Ottumwa, Virginia (Keith) Eden of Iowa City; a brother, Fred Steinaway of Ottumwa; half-sister, Shirley (Rick) Grimes of California and brother-in-law, Dave Kirfman of Ottumwa.
His body has been cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on November 2, 2017
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